The Best Pizzerias In America And The Top 10 Cities For Pizza (Spoiler: NYC Isn’t #1)
Pizza, the greatest food ever created by God and then bestowed upon humans for their delight. Thin crust, thick crust, wood-fired, coal-fired, lots of sauce, a little sauce, no matter how it’s made, pizza is fucking delicious morning, noon or night. Pizza is like sex, even if it’s done bad, we fucking get it, pizza rules! But where can I find the crème de la crème of pizza? Thankfully there’s a top ten list of the greatest pizzerias and best cities for pizza.
TripAdvisor analyzed thousands of reviews written on their travel site from pizza enthusiasts across the United States to find the ten best pizzerias. The rankings were based on quantity and quality of restaurant reviews, with more weight placed on user feedback within the past year. To be considered the restaurants had to have a minimum of 500 reviews, with at least 10 percent of them mentioning “best pizza.”
Let’s see if your favorite pizza joint is on TripAdvisor’s top 10 pizza restaurants:
TripAdvisor also ranked the top cities for pizza goodness. They pored over restaurant reviews in that city and how the critiques compared with all of the other city’s pizzerias.
The top 10 U.S. pizza cities, according to TripAdvisor:
Must-try pizzerias: Chicago Pizza & Oven Grinder Co., Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria – River North, Giordano’s
2. New York
Must-try Pizzerias: Juliana’s Pizza, Keste, John’s of Bleecker Street
3. New Haven, Connecticut
Must-try Pizzerias: Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, Modern Apizza, Bru Rm at BAR
Must-try Pizzerias: Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Via Napoli, Red Oven Pizza Bakery
5. San Francisco
Must-try Pizzerias: Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, Il Casaro Pizzeria and Mozzarella Bar, Za Pizza
Must-try Pizzerias: We the Pizza, Matchbox Pizza, Pizzeria Paradiso
7. Las Vegas
Must-try Pizzerias: Project Pie, Pizza Rock, Secret Pizza
8. San Diego
Must-try Pizzerias: Basic, Buona Forchetta, Pizza Port Ocean Beach
Must-try Pizzerias: Pizzeria Bianco, Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana, The Parlor Pizzeria
10. Miami Beach, Florida
Must-try Pizzerias: Visa-O1 Extraordinary Pizza, Giotto Maestro della Pizza, Blocks Pizza Deli
Here’s what I don’t understand, Chicago has not one top 10 pizzeria, but they’re the top city for pizza? All of their pizzerias get beat out by some pizza joint in Phoenix and one in Alaska. Meanwhile New York City has three pizzerias on the list including the best place in the country for pizza. Getdafuckouttahere!